NCERT Syllabus for Class 10
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 - 11:51 a.m. IST by Saumya.Srivastava

NCERT Syllabus for Class 10 - NCERT prescribes a syllabus for class 10 students to help them prepare for board exams in a planned way. CBSE NCERT Class 10 syllabus includes the complete curriculum for all the subjects - English, Social Science, Maths and Science. NCERT syllabus for Class 10 also comprises the marking scheme for all the subjects. Students must refer to the syllabus to know the exam pattern, weightage and important topics. Many state boards follow NCERT syllabus for class 10 students. Scholarship exams like NTSE or entrance exam after 10th exams are conducted based on the CBSE NCERT Class 10 syllabus. Therefore, students are advised to follow the NCERT 10th syllabus and prepare for their exams in a planned and strategic manner. Scroll down to know the subject wise NCERT syllabus for Class 10.

NCERT Syllabus for Class 10 English

Students can go through the Class 10 NCERT syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. They must note that they will be marked on the basis of reading & writing skills, grammar, Literature textbook and extended reading texts.

NCERT Class 10 English Syllabus for Literature Reader First Flight

Prose (First Flight)

1. A Letter to God

7. Glimpses of India

2. Nelson Mandela

8. Mijbil the Otter

3. Two Stories about Flying

9. Madam Rides the Bus

4. From the Diary of Anne Frank

10. The Sermon at Benares

5. The Hundred Dresses –I

11. The Proposal

6. The Hundred Dresses –II


Poetry

1. Dust of Snow

7. Animals

2. Fire and Ice

8. The Trees

3. A Tiger in the Zoo

9. Fog

4. How to Tell Wild Animals

10. The Tale of Custard the Dragon

5. The Ball Poem

11. For Anne Gregory

6. Amanda


SUPPLEMENTARY READER (Footprints without Feet)

1. A Triumph of Surgery

6. The Making of a Scientist

2. The Thief’s Story

7. The Necklace

3. The Midnight Visitor

8. The Hack Driver

4. A Question of Trust

9. Bholi

5. Footprints without Feet

10. The Book that Saved the Earth

Extended Reading Texts – (either one)

Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 June 12, 1942 to March 14, 1944, By Anne Frank (unabridged edition uploaded on CBSE website)

The Story of My Life – 1903, Chapters 1-14 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 March 16, 1944 to August 01, 1944 By Anne Frank (unabridged edition uploaded on CBSE website)

The Story of My Life – 1903 Chapters 15-23 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

Also, read Courses after 10th

NCERT CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Syllabus

Literature Reader

Prose

1. Two Gentlemen of Verona

4. A Shady Plot

2 Mrs Packletide’s Tiger

5. PatolBabu

3. The Letter

6. Virtually True

Poetry

1. The Frog and the Nightingale

2. Ozymandias

3. The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner

4. Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments

5. Snake


Drama

1. The Dear Departed

2. Julius Caesar

Main Course Book

1. Health and Medicine

4. Environment

2. Education

5. Travel and Tourism

3. Science

6. National Integration

Extended Reading Texts – (either one)

Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 June 12, 1942, to March 14, 1944, By Anne Frank (unabridged edition uploaded on CBSE website)

The Story of My Life – 1903, Chapters 1-14 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 March 16, 1944, to August 01, 1944, By Anne Frank (unabridged edition uploaded on CBSE website)

The Story of My Life – 1903 Chapters 15-23 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

NCERT Syllabus for Class 10 Social Science

Students can refer to the table below to know the complete CBSE NCERT syllabus for Class 10 Class Social Science. The question paper will be of 80 marks and 20 marks will be given on the basis of internal assessments.

NCERT Class 10 Syllabus for Social Science

Subject

Chapters/Units/Topics

Geography

Resources

Natural Resources

Forest and wildlife resources

Agriculture

Water resources

Mineral Resources

Power Resources

Manufacturing Industries

Lifelines of National Economy

Economics

The Story of Development

Money and Financial System

The Role of Service Sector in Indian Economy

Globalisation

Consumer Awareness

History

Nationalism in Europe

Nationalist Movement in Indo-China

Nationalism in India: Civil Disobedience

Movement

Industrialisation 1850s–1950s

Urbanisation and Urban Lives

Trade and Globalization

Print Culture and Nationalism

History of the Novel

Political Science

Working of democracy

Power-sharing mechanisms in democracy

Competition and contestations in democracy

Outcomes of democracy

Challenges to democracy

NCERT Syllabus for Class 10 Maths

Students are usually worried about Maths but if they dedicate equal time to all the chapters and practice the problems consistently, they’ll be able to score well. Go through the Class 10 Maths syllabus and prepare for the CBSE Class 10 exams as per the weight-age of the topics.

NCERT Class 10 Maths Syllabus

Chapter & Solutions

Topics

Real numbers

  • Euclid’s Division Lemma

  • The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

  • Revisiting Irrational Numbers

  • Revisiting Rational Numbers and Their Decimal Expansions

Polynomials

  • Zeros of a polynomial

  • Relationship between zeros and coefficients of quadratic

  • polynomials

  • Statement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients.

Pair of linear equations in two variables

  • Pair of linear equations in two variables

  • Graphical method of solution of a pair of linear equations

  • Algebraic methods of solving a pair of linear equations

  • Elimination method

  • Cross-multiplication method

  • Equations reducible to a pair of linear equations in two variables

Quadratic equations

  • Quadratic equations

  • A solution of a quadratic equation by factorisation

  • A solution of a quadratic equation by completing the square

  • Nature of roots

Arithmetic progressions

  • Arithmetic Progressions

  • The nth term of an AP

  • Sum of first n terms of an AP

Triangles

  • Similar figures

  • Similarity of triangles

  • Criteria for Similarity of Triangles

  • Areas of Similar triangles

  • Pythagoras theorem

Coordinate geometry

  • Distance formula

  • Section formula

  • Area of a triangle

Introduction to trigonometry

  • Trigonometric ratios

  • Trigonometric ratios of some specific angles

  • Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles

  • Trigonometric identities

Some application of trigonometry

Heights and distances

Circles

  • Tangent to a circle

  • Number of tangents from a point on a circle

Constructions

  • Division of a line segment

  • Construction of tangents to a circle

Areas related to circles

  • Perimeter and area of a circle

  • Areas of sector and segment of a circle

  • Areas of combinations of plane figures

Surface areas and volumes

  • The surface area of a combination of solids

  • The volume of a combination of solids

  • Conversion of solid from one shape to another

  • Frustum of a cone

Statistics

  • Mean of grouped data

  • Mode of grouped data

  • Median of grouped data

  • Graphical representation of cumulative frequency distribution

Probability

Probability-a theoretical approach

NCERT Syllabus for Class 10 Science

Class 10 Science syllabus is very interesting and if studied well students can score very high in this subject. The entire syllabus is divided into five units and the question paper will be of 80 marks. Students will be given 20 marks on the basis of internal assessments. Have a look on the Science syllabus for Class 10 below.

NCERT Class 10 Science Syllabus

Chapters

Topics

Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

Chemical reactions, Acids, bases and salts, Metals and nonmetals, Carbon compounds, etc.

World of Living

Life processes, Reproduction, Heredity and Evolution, etc.

Natural Phenomena

Reflection of light, Refraction; Laws of refraction, etc.

Electric Current & Magnetic Effects

Electric current, Ohm’s law, potential difference, Advantage of AC over D, etc.

Natural Resources

Sources of energy, Eco-system, Coal and Petroleum conservation, etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NCERT Syllabus for Class 10

Question: Does NCERT change the syllabus every year?

Answer:

NCERT syllabus was last changed in the year 2017. It is expected to be changed within one or two years as per the education policies of the country.

Question: Is NCERT and CBSE same?

Answer:

No, CBSE is the board which is the governing body whereas NCERT is the publishing body or publisher.

Question: Does following NCERT syllabus helps in preparing for competitive exams?

Answer:

Yes, questions asked in competitive exams such as IIT, NEET and scholarship exams such as KVPY and NTSE, etc follows the NCERT syllabus.

Question: Is NCERT Class 10 syllabus similar to CBSE 10th syllabus?

Answer:

No, CBSE 10th Syllabus is different from the NCERT 10th syllabus.

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